Tech Tuesday: Columbia House Goes Bankrupt

13 records for a penny at Columbia House

Did you ever sign up for 13 LPs for a penny or 8 CDs for a penny? I did—twice. And I used the deals to help build my music library while living in a community that had mediocre record stores and even worse AM radio (and no FM radio to speak of). The initial 13 […]

Tech Tuesday: Apple CarPlay


Apple has been working with car manufacturers for a while now working to integrate iPhones and othes iOS devices into car systems. Their latest initiative, called CarPlay, is sure to provide the most seamless experience yet. Using CarPlay, a connected iPhone will be able to display maps and other content directly on the car’s native […]

Tech Tuesday: App Review – 12 Days of Gifts

12 Days of Gifts

Last year, Apple gave their customers 12 days of free gifts through their 12 Days of Christmas app. Curiously, it seems that app wasn’t available in the USA. This year Apple has decided to include its US customers in the fun, but has also dropped the word Christmas from the app’s title. This year it […]

Tech Tuesday: Music Liberation

Homme écoutant de la musique

Music has always been a big part of my life. If I could have things my way, there would almost always be great music playing wherever I happen to be. With some of the recent (and not so recent) advances in technology, my wish is a lot closer to being reality than I could have […]

Tech Tuesday: Converting Audio to MP3


In a couple of recent Tech Tuesday posts, I provided instructions for trimming and splitting iTunes tracks and I was thinking that some of the information I provided could also be useful for anyone who has devices that cannot play songs purchased from iTunes. iTunes music downloads have not been encumbered by DRM (digital rights […]

Tech Tuesday: iTunes Movie Rentals


If you have an Apple TV box connected to your television, you may already know about buying and renting movies and TV shows from the iTunes store. iTunes Movie Rentals is something we have been doing for as long as we have had our Apple TV and we thoroughly enjoy watching movies this way. There […]

Tech Tuesday: Splitting Tracks in iTunes


Last week I shared how to trim unwanted bits from the start and end of a song in iTunes. Once you know how to do this it may lead you to ask, “What If I want to get rid of those bits forever?” That’s a good question. Once you have set the Start and Stop […]

Tech Tuesday: Trimming songs in iTunes


Recently, Herman asked if was possible to trim a song in iTunes to remove a portion that he didn’t like. The good news is that you can and it is fairly easy (and it is a bit like the process for making ring tones). I sometimes find it valuable to do this to remove long silent gaps […]

Tech Tuesday: App Review – Evernote


Over the past few years I had been hearing every now and then about an app called Evernote. I kept hearing good things about it, but I never had much need for a note-taking application, so I didn’t pay a whole lot of attention to it. All this changed this past Christmas, so I thought […]

Tech Tuesday: App Review – 12 Days of Christmas


Just in time for Christmas, Apple’s iTunes store has a free app of its own for you. 12 Days of Christmas will give you a free gift each day for 12 days, beginning on Boxing Day (December 26th). These gifts could be music, apps, games, books and more. Download the app now and you’ll get […]